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As part of Mental Health Week, Trinity Progressives hosted a Mental Health Forum Thursday, April 17, where students came and asked a panel consisting of David Tuttle, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, Kristin E. Eisenhauer, senior psychologist; Carolyn  Black  Becker, psychology professor; Sheryl Tynes, associate vice president for academic affairs, professor, sociology and anthropology; and Pete Perez Jr., assistant chief of police. The forum was conducted by Gary W. Neal, director...

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Christine Drennon, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and director of the urban studies program, recently received the Marilyn J. Gittell Activist Scholar Award for 2014 by the Urban Affairs Association and San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside for the impact her research and activism has had in promoting the development of San Antonio’s East side. “The Eastside of San Antonio has been for generations the forgotten side of town and money got sucked...

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  Alpha Chi Lambda social sorority sponsored a Krav Maga self defense workshop on April 3 at the Sams Gym in the Bell Center. The event was open to anyone interested in learning self defense techniques. Alpha Chi Lambda has hosted the event four years in a row. The workshop marks the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness month. “For the past three years, it has only been open to women. This year, we decided to...

Over the semester, seniors Jason Blake, Alec Lafaille and Maegan Mauriello have spearheaded the founding of the organization Trinity Peer Advocate Group (TPAG) which aims to provide a 24-hour hotline that offers support for students dealing with mental health crises and other extraneous  situations while protecting anonymity. They hope to install this program on campus by next semester. The program, if implemented, would aim to be an alternative resource to counseling services that keeps callers’...

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Earlier last month, senior Trinity student Nupur Agrawal and C. Mackenzie Brown, professor of religion, presented their research on rape attitudes in India at the American Academy of Religions in Dallas, Texas, on March 9. Agrawal spent last summer handing out surveys and interviewing college-aged men and women at several universities around India about their views on rape. Questions gauged students’ opinions on various contexts and situations in which rape happens. “One of the questions...

Last week, writer and cartoonist Lynda Barry spent time at Trinity to give three master classes in writing and gave a talk titled “A Reading with Commentary” on Thursday, March 20. The talk was held in the Great Hall in Chapman. The events were organized by Jenny Browne, assistant professor of English. Kelly Carlisle, associate professor of English, introduced Barry and expressed her gratitude toward Barry and her time on campus. “Your average formulaic introduction...

Last Thursday night, March 20, in Chapman Auditorium,  the Student Government Association, Greek Council, and the President’s Office sponsored the Sexual Assault Forum, where Saundra Schuster, a partner at the National Center for Higher Education and Risk Management (NCHERM), addressed the history behind current sexual assault policies and where the university plans to go in the future in relation to risk. David Tuttle, dean of students and vice president for student affairs, began  the discussion...

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Speaker and author Azar Nafisi spoke in Stieren Theatre Tuesday, March 20. The theatre was completely packed with students, faculty and people from the surrounding community – including people from Lubbock, Texas, who came by bus. The event was held to mark the 10th anniversary of Trinity University Press, which publishes books intended for scholars and students. Senior Trinity student Ambreen Hooda gave an introduction to Nafisi’s talk. “Azar Nafisi is best known for her...